Welcome to the Department of History
The history department is a long-standing, vital and integral part of Catholic
It offers a superb undergraduate and graduate education, combining the intimacy of a liberal arts college with the rigor of a research university. The undergraduate major culminates in small intensive seminars and in original research; where possible connections are made to
Graduate education is concentrated in the following fields: medieval, early modern, and late modern Europe; United States; and Latin America. At present, the department has particular topical strengths in the areas of the history of political culture, history of religion, intellectual history, the history of migration to the New World both voluntary and involuntary (slavery), and the history of women. In each field we have faculty members with expertise in the history of Catholics and of Catholicism. The history department’s distinguished faculty members have won grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the
Questions should be directed either to the department administrator, Ramon Sola (firstname.lastname@example.org), to the undergraduate advisor Michael Kimmage (
The department is located in Marist Hall. The phone number is: (202) 319-5484. The mailing address is:
Catholic University of America
Department of History
620 Michigan Ave., NE
228 Marist Hall
Washington, DC 20064
To Jenny Fromen, second place winner in the best undergraduate paper prize at the Midatlantic Phi Alpha Theta conference.
To Kyle Dalton, for being accepted into the 2013 Historic Deerfield Summer Fellowship Program in Deerfield, Massachusetts.
To Christina Johnson, winner of the 2013 Zeender Prize for the best senior thesis in history.
To Sarah Spalding, winner of the 2013 Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching Award.
To our new Ph.D., Sarah Spalding; our new M.A.s, Nicole Foronda, Alyssa Leicht, Shane MacDonald, Stephanie Pluta, and Katy van Arsdale; and to the 33 seniors graduating with majors in history.